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writers' strike


Amazon plays hardball -- and puts the hurt on consumers

Commentary: In economic fight with major publisher, e-tail giant is sacrificing not only authors, but book buyers too.

By May 24, 2014


Will Lenovo kill the low-cost Moto X and Moto G?

In this edition of Ask Maggie CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers her perspective on whether Lenovo will continue Google's strategy for Motorola of offering low-cost, high-quality unlocked smartphones.

By January 31, 2014


Amazon opens Kindle Worlds fan fiction bookstore

The new online bookstore will offer commissioned works based on existing TV series, books, comics, and music.

By June 27, 2013


Name your own price for horrific e-book bundle

The Halloween Horror Bundle comes with six DRM-free books -- eight if you pony up at least $9.

By October 22, 2012


Charity Bribes: Coerce celebs for a good cause

Want Donald Trump to post a picture of his hair when he wakes up? You might just get your wish, if a new site that trades amusing celeb stunts for charity dollars takes off.

By March 30, 2012


Buzz Out Loud 1543: The DOJ puts AT&T in time-out (Podcast)

Wow, look at the big consumer-friendly brain on the DOJ! The Justice Department files an unexpected suit to block the AT&T and T-Mobile acquisition, and we discuss whether we think that will mean the end of it, or whether AT&T will just start buying members of Congress left and right. You decide. Plus, the TouchPad rises once again, we have a winner in the "what does HP now stand for" contest, and it's not Hypothetical Pandas, although it should be.

By August 31, 2011


The writers' strike is over, now go celebrate with Plotbot

Write a screenplay with Plotbot, a social screenplay writing service

By February 14, 2008


Eisner's advice to striking writers: Blame Steve Jobs, not the studios

At the Media & Money conference, the former Disney exec calls the Writer's Guild of America strike "stupid" and suggests that it's the technology companies, not the studios, who are to blame.

By November 7, 2007


It's official: film and TV writers strike on Monday

As TV networks post an increasing number of TV shows online, the writers guild is demanding a share in ad revenues.

By November 2, 2007


By giving credits, Apple gets credit

Giving store credits and refunds seems to have become Apple's tried-and-true method for damage control. The latest example affects buyers of the iPhone 3G S.

By June 22, 2009